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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Norton
NORTON, Edward Felix (1884-1954)
Created 1909-1912, 1914-1919, 1940-1941
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1884; joined Royal Artillery, 1902; served in India, [1909-1912]; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1919; Bde Maj, France, 1915; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, France, 1915-1917; member of Mount Everest expedition, 1922; Bde Maj, Turkey, 1922-1923; leader, Mount Everest expedition, 1924; publication of The fight for Everest, 1924 (E Arnold and Co, London, 1925); General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office, 1926-1928; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1929-1932; Commander, Royal Artillery, 1 Div, Aldershot, 1932-1934; Brig, General Staff, Aldershot Command, 1934-1938; ADC to King George VI, 1937-1938; Commander, Madras District, India, 1938-1940; Acting Governor, Hong Kong, 1940-1941; commanded Western (Independent) District, India; retired pay, 1942; Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 1947-1951; died in 1954.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of photographs relating to his service with the Royal Artillery in India, 1909-1912, and in France and Belgium, 1914-1919; photographs and press cuttings relating to Norton's service as Acting Governor, Hong Kong, 1940-1941.

System of arrangement

3 files

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

Summary guide entry online at

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: CB, DSO, MC

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Artillery
  • Colonial countries
  • Communications media
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign relations
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military equipment
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Political systems
  • Publications
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Belgium
  • China, East Asia
  • France
  • Hong Kong, East Asia
  • India, South Asia

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